Busch Ice | Anheuser-Busch

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Missouri, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Busch Ice is a smooth-tasting ice beer. It is brewed with a blend of premium American-grown and imported hops and a combination of malt and corn to provide a pleasant balanced flavor.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-25-2002

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Ratings: 321 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of dat_boi
5/5  rDev +185.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is literally the perfect beer. It changed my life. I used to be a loser until this golden lager touched my lips. Now I am a god. Thanks Busch, you finally made up for 9/11.

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Photo of uziangis
4/5  rDev +128.6%

Photo of Caveworm
4/5  rDev +128.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Busch Ice - Anheuser-Busch. Poured from the can into a pint glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick, with spottier lacing, and a clear lighter golden body.

Smells like a lot of corn; so much that its a sweeter aroma. Also get brighter, grassier grains.

I taste a sweeter taste here for sure. Its not too sweet though&pretty smooth.

The mouthfeel here is clean and crisp

Overall, I'll give Busch Ice - Anheuser-Busch a 4. This is my favorite ice beer.

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Photo of Alestorm4069
4/5  rDev +128.6%

Had this after work. Best way to describe it is kicking back with one of these is Really nice after a 10 hour shift. It has a pleasant taste and its good when its cold. really all there is to say about it.

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Photo of huthuty
3.87/5  rDev +121.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a thin head to a mild amber color, despite the small head its clear its highly carbonated,

The smell is of water, grains, and lightly of alcohol

The taste is that expected of an adjunct except sweeter with the alcohol accenting the flavor of the light lager

This is a good cheap ice beer, at 5.9% it's reasonably strong and very drinkable

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Photo of shinerod
3.75/5  rDev +114.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.73/5  rDev +113.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Busch Ice (not available in Louisiana) has a faint, almost neutral aroma and a clear, straw color, which is standard for this genre. The flavor is nice and mild, and mouth feel is moderate. The above-average alcohol level gives the drinker a comforting feeling. I'd say that this rather rare beer is above average in its class. I wish it was more widely available. I've only seen it in St. Louis, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee.

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Photo of Pirate27516
3.61/5  rDev +106.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A good price for a high ABV beet

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Photo of whiplash308
3.58/5  rDev +104.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Busch Ice. The official beer of American college party goers that want to say to the second-string quarterback that their beer is stronger than theirs.

Honestly though, it's manageable. It's 5.5% ABV here in Ontario, FYI.

Look: Yup, it's beer.
Smell: Smells like beer.
Taste: Complicated. Like it's trying to be overly malty, but a hidden grainy flavour is escaping.
Feel: Smooth Intro, and a surprisingly large bite at the end.

Overall, I shockingly like it. The main reason is because some people can slam a few cans of these, and not realize they slammed a few cans. It's easy to casually drink, and that's its redeeming quality.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.57/5  rDev +104%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Busch Ice brewed by Anheuser-Busch pours out a nice amber color, with an ABV of 5.9%. This brew has a small white head that goes away fast. Busch Ice looks like an american style lager. This brew dose not look like most Ice beers out on the market. Most of them are a darker amber color. The smell is the same as any american style lager beer. The smell is a strong with alcohol but not bad. The taste is smooth for being 5.9 ABV. This is one Ice brew that goes down like a regular american style beer. Busch Ice is not as sweet as Busch, it has a more bitter taste. Not too bitter to make a bad taste. The mouth feel is nice and crisp and refreshing. Overall for being an ICE Beer I giving this beer a 4 out 5. I will get this brew again.
This one of the best ICE brews.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.45/5  rDev +97.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can
Served in a nonic

A - It pours yellow in color and is crystal clear. It is topped with over an inch of fluffy white head.

S - It smells sweet like most macros.

T - It tastes rather bland. It is a little sweet, but there is not a whole lot of flavor.

M - Thin

O - I find it quite drinkable for a house beer. I usually drink this or Busch after a sixer of some good stuff. It helps polish off the night.

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Photo of AlcoholMan
3.25/5  rDev +85.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.24/5  rDev +85.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mostly of corn, a touch of malt. Taste is malts, corn, highly refreshing and drinkable. Feels medium/light in the mouth and overall nothing special, but not bad as far as cheap lagers go.

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Photo of MJ63
3/5  rDev +71.4%

Photo of longbongsilver
3/5  rDev +71.4%

Photo of Dalkri
3/5  rDev +71.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 67cuda
3/5  rDev +71.4%

Photo of marc956
3/5  rDev +71.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had not had drunk an "ice beer" in awhile and it's better than my vague memory of Keystone Ice but definately not as good as Molson Ice oh well it was cheap (99c a pint) having it really cold made it palatable but don't c myself getting it again. Not recommended under normal circumstances.

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Photo of netrioter
3/5  rDev +71.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

tastes better than its cousin Natural Ice and just a hair below its other ,more expensive cousin Budweiser Ice.

24 pack (12x2) of these at a Kangaroo gas station for $11.98 here in Durham NC

Taste is ok..nothing great but not offensive like Natural Ice can be from a can when it gets warm. This is a ice beer thats a good pick for a weekend session of beer,grilling and outdoor activities with the bros

5.9% alcohol and its ok taste for $11.98 a 24 pack and a saturday with nothing to do? why not!

drinking from the can...as well as a few shotguns...it works!

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3/5  rDev +71.4%

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3/5  rDev +71.4%

Photo of twiggamortis420
2.96/5  rDev +69.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found this in a gas station ice trough, I have never seen Busch ice before and I drank more than my fair share of Busch products in college. Pours a light gold color with a typical rapidly failing, large-bubbled head. It is a bit darker than most macros though.

Slightly skunky, slightly fruity Busch nose...only kicked up a couple notches. A bit of cooked vegetables in there, mostly corn and a mild herbal note that might possibly resemble a couple hop cones.

Whats this? Flavor? Its true. Grainy, sweet malts and a dry, boozy alcohol taste. This beer might feel more comfortable in a 40oz clear glass bottle than this tall-boy can. I did not say it was good flavor, but flavor it has nonetheless. I do not really mind drinking this beer. Some of these ice beers are not that bad, for a AAL you could do much worse and still not catch a buzz.

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Photo of BeerBobber
2.94/5  rDev +68%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 25 oz. "The Big One" can. Color was a clear golden color with lots of streaming bubbles and a thick soapy white head that was actually crackling.

Smell something sweet and not much else going on. Maybe some grains in there.

Taste is very watery and adjunct lager like.

Mouth feel is actually light and watery.

Overall there is not a whole lot going on here. This beer has no real beer flavor to grab hold of and the odor is just very plain. Overall I think I would look elsewhere if I was going for an adjunct lager.

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Photo of MickeyTheHead
2.93/5  rDev +67.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks great, but not a lot of taste but very drinkable and pretty much everyone will drink it.

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Photo of bigpepperoninate
2.92/5  rDev +66.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Ok purrdy good but not my go to beer.
Looks: Legit looks like my piss...not saying its a bad thing.
Smell: Smells like a trailer park party, with a hint of marborlo stoges.
Taste: If you was to blend a loaf of bread and water, that is the exact result. Kinda good, i like bread.
Feel: Pretty smooth, like my pickup lines with the ladies,
Overall: Not bad, definitely drinkable but if i had other beer in the fridge, it wouldn't be the beer i grab.

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